I am currently a Heising-Simons 51 Pegasi B postdoctoral fellow in young exoplanets at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focusses on using young groups of stars, such as 1-50 Million year old star forming regions and moving groups, and 100-800 million year old open clusters, as astrophysical laboratories to understand processes like exoplanet orbital and atmospheric evolution, star formation history and primordial environment, multiplicity, circumstellar disk evolution, and to calibrate the latest models for stars and planets.

I received my PhD from the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, in March 2015. My PhD thesis work concentrated on using the Sco-Cen association as a probe for the output of star formation. This included identifying large numbers of new members of Sco-Cen using Bayesian statistical methods and spectroscopic followup, and high-resolution imaging techniques such as long-baseline interferometry at the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer and sparse aperture masking with Keck Nirc2 to find young binary stars and use orbital mass information to test models. My thesis advisor was Dr. Michael Ireland at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Australian National University.